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SS8 Networks Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Place to work here for personal and professional growth."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SS8 Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, team, technology, leadership. Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth if you believe in teamwork, accountability and like challenges.

    Cons

    Must be comfortable with fast pace env, changes and open for honest and unbiased 360 feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in employees as you have been.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a healthy working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SS8 Networks full-time

    Pros

    If you are in desperate need of a paycheck and you can stomach the treachery until you find a real company, you might want to consider working here.

    Cons

    Some of the people are nice. Most are self serving and many are unprincipled. It is really every man for himself.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some real leaders. People employees can respect, trust, admire and follow. Develop a ethical center for the company and the leadership team.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SS8 Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good, hard workers. Be prepared to wear multiple hats. You'll learn new skills due to a start up environment. Good in between job.

    Cons

    No growth, no culture, no progress. Small team. No structure and really management has no sales experience nor vision. Great group but just not aware of any sales driven atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your team, reward good progress to keep talent. Find out how you can be instrumental to their career growth and really try to help them get there.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Software Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager - Principal Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager - Principal Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SS8 Networks (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work on a very interesting area (Lawful Intercept)

    Cons

    Not a healthy working environment to employees, unlees you've been there from the beginning. Software products are buggy and undocumented. The modus operandi of management is to require the last drop of blood of their employees. Not a good place for women, specially if you have children.


  5. "pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    open environment, nice, open minded people

    Cons

    management needs improvement. Sales needs improvement


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SS8 Networks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wear lots of different hats, fast paced work environment, agile processes, commitment to automation, Lawful intercept is interesting work, commitment to virtualization.

    Cons

    Few salary increases once your in, low quality software seems to be acceptable, lots of field issues/fires is the norm.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good for a startup"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SS8 Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Merit is rewarded with greater responsibility.

    Cons

    No obvious cons come to mind.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Environment, Quality Products, Dedicated Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SS8 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food!!! Management is transparent on company growth. Executives takes interest in employees. Departments are small, so employees are able to take on more responsibilities. Management is flexible to mothers with new babies, and children in school. Company events throughout the year.

    Cons

    Work/ personal life can be hard to balance due to fast paced environment. Departments are small, so employees are able to take on more responsibilities. Field employees feel a bit disconnected (management has committed to opening up lines of better communication)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Career growth and learning opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Before coming to SS8, I worked for a large fortune 100 company. My job was very focused in one aspect of software engineering. I wanted to have broader exposure to different aspects of product development and deployment along with growth and learning opportunities. SS8 provided this for me.

    The management team is friendly and enjoys helping employees with their career growth.

    I am in favor of working smarter instead of working harder, and I am glad that my manager and our COO believe the same.

    Cons

    I would like more group lunches. We have free healthy snacks. Free drinks would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    I welcome the new changes initiated by the executive management team. SS8 is becoming a more fun place to work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Special place for the right people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SS8 Networks full-time

    Pros

    A company with unique and cool technology. Leadership team constantly looking for ways to not only improve quality and productivity but also care about making SS8 a fun place to work. This is the place for individuals who are committed to take on challenges and solve the tough problems. People are versatile and flexible with creative thinking. Lots of opportunities for career growth in different domains across the company. If you are just looking for a mediocre place to work, this is not the place for you.

    Cons

    Frequent priority shift, process improvement changes and technology evolution may not be for everyone. People who has capacity and flexibility will embrace the change while some can’t adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Build a stronger sales and marketing organization for global growth.


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